Tag: hypertension

Hypertension helped by immune cells, says study

January 23, 2019
Hypertension helped by immune cells, says study

High blood pressure or hypertension is a leading cause of life-threatening conditions including heart attack, kidney disease and stroke. A study of cells in the immune system could be the answer to tackling instances of high blood pressure, as observed by researchers from the University of Edinburgh. The study, which was funded by the British […]

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Diabetes, hypertension medication found to be effective against cancer cells

December 30, 2016
Diabetes, hypertension medication found to be effective against cancer cells

A team of researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland has found that a combination of a diabetes drug and an antihypertensive medication is effective in fighting cancer cells. The most widely prescribed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, metformin, also displays anti-cancer properties aside from its blood sugar […]

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Qualcomm provides 3G-enabled home BP systems for Japanese disaster victims

June 12, 2012
Qualcomm provides 3G-enabled home BP systems for Japanese disaster victims

JAPAN –  Qualcomm Inc., through its Wireless Reach initiative has announced the provision of 200 sets of 3G enabled home blood pressure management systems to patients living in disaster areas of Iwate Prefecture with Medical Platform Asia. These devices allow doctors to remotely monitor isolated patients living in temporary housing, provide them with timely treatment […]

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Takeda Unveils New Drug For Hypertension

June 4, 2012
Takeda Unveils New Drug For Hypertension

JAPAN –  Takeda Pharmaceutical has launched its latest treatment for hypertension called Azilva, which is to be orally taken once-daily. Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that lowers blood pressure by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a vasopressor hormone. Azilva tablet is available in 20 mg and 40 mg. […]

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